F Carmelo Anthony
G Ben Gordan
F Tayshaun Prince
G Will Bynum
This trade fundamentamentally changes the Knicks franchise for the better,
Ben Gordan is a streaky SG but he has the will and the heart of a winner, having
been a National Champion at Uconn and being a part of those feared Baby Bulls
teams. He gives the Knicks a legitimate scoring threat at that SG position,
something JR Smith is not, he's akin to what Lou Williams is for the Sixers.
Tayshaun Prince on the other hand is what the doctor asked for in New York
in terms of defense, he's 6'7, long and athletic and he can still get those
easy buckets for you. The only downside is that he's at the later stages
of his prime(32) and under contract. But he's still a high-quality starting
Small Forward in this league and he's a better fit in D'Antoni's system.
Then there's Will Bynum, more of a scoring guard than a point but maybe he
can be the Knicks's Lindsey Hunter. Too much pressure is put on Jeremy Lin
because of the lack of production from the other "point" guards.
But most importantly, the Knicks return to Linsanity. Pick and rolls with the bigs
and shooting wings(Tayshaun Prince for his career is an average 3pt shooter)
Knicks fans were rightfully concerned that the 7-2 lineup wasn't really talented.
Now the starting lineup is equipped to play to the style of the 7-2 Knicks
and is talented enough to compete with other SL's in the NBA.
As for the Pistons, Stuckey-Knight is their future and Austin Daye has simply
flunked as the future SF. Melo can come in there and solidify that position for
them. With their high lottery pick, they can further add to their core.
Jeremy Lin-Ben Gordan-Tayshaun Prince-Amare Stoudemire-Tyson Chandler